Starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan
The smash hit Broadway and West End Musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. Packing up her trusty pooch, Bruiser, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. With the support of her new friends she learns that you can be both smart and fashionable.
Rita Simons is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC’s Eastenders for which she has won numerous awards and is one of Britain’s best loved actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her character partnership with Ronnie Mitchell played by Samantha Womack, Best Newcomer at the TV Now awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards. Rita has also appeared in Mile High as Hannah, Dream Team as Julie and London’s Burning. In spring 2012, Rita was the subject of a major documentary film Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me made by Leopard Films for primetime BBC1. Rita actively supports the charity RNID.
Also starring in the show, Bill Ward is best known for his work on two of the country’s leading Soaps. He has just finished 3 years on Emmerdale, playing the well-meaning but pretty hopeless farmer James Barton (Ross, Pete and Finn’s Dad) for over 300 episodes, who sadly met a rather gruesome, if accidental, death at the hands of his emotionally volatile partner, Emma, in one of the Soap’s biggest storylines of the year. Previously, he played the rather nasty builder Charlie Stubbs in Coronation Street, also for 300 episodes, who also remarkably met a rather gruesome, if accidental, death at the hands of his emotionally volatile partner, Tracy, in one of the Soap’s biggest storylines of the year. In addition to his many and varied TV and Film credits Bill is no stranger to the stage and has worked on everything from Sophocles to The Spice Girls at Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Royal Exchange, Northern Stage, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, and The National Theatre Studio amongst others. He’s played Prospero in The Tempest in Guildford, Lancelot in Spamalot in the West End, and Kevin the Gnome in a muddy field in Glastonbury.
The cast also includes:
David Barrett (Emmett), Liam Doyle (Warner), Helen Petrovna (Brooke), Ben Harlow (Kyle), Nancy Hill (Enid), Rebecca Stenhouse (Margot), Delycia Belgrave (Pilar), Lucyelle Cliffe (Elle’s Mom), Rosie Needham (Kate Chutney), Alexandra Wright (Leilana), Sally Frith (Gaelen), Mark Peachey (Elle’s Dad/Winthrop/Dewey), Michael Hamway (Aaron), Felipe Bejarano (Sundeep/Nikos), Brett Shiels (Grand Master Chad), Connor Collins (Carlos), Emma Prosser (Swing), Craig Tyler (Swing) and Bruisey (Bruiser). Further casting to be announced.
The producers say they will be looking for a local dog, preferably a British Bulldog to play the role of Rufus and further details will be announced soon.
The tour commences at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on the 14th September 2017 and tours the United Kingdom and Ireland until June 2018. The tour is produced by Martin Dodd for UK Productions Ltd who has been producing musicals, plays and pantomimes for over 22 years nationally, internationally and in the West End. In addition to Legally Blonde the Musical Martin is currently producing The Kite Runner in the West End and on tour, and for children national tours of CBBC’s Dick & Dom Live! and CBeebies Chris & Pui. Martin is also responsible for eleven pantomimes nationwide during the Christmas season.
The show is directed and choreographed by Anthony Williams, co-choreographer is Dean Street and Musical Supervisor and Musical Director is James McCullough.
This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest, so bend and snap up your tickets today!
LOCAL LISTINGS INFORMATION:
Theatre Royal Nottingham
Monday 14 – Saturday 19 May 2018
£42.50 – £16 plus discounts for Members, Under 16s, Go Card Holders and Groups
Box Office 0115 989 5555